This clock is well built and looks cool. You can pick the back light color you like, or do what I do and let it just keep changing between the 4 colors. You can wake to music or the buzz option. I really like that you can hook you MP3 or Portable cd player to this cool clock and listen to ( YOUR) tunes through the clock. It's built old school , Sturdy & made to Last, yet has new tech features. The sound is quite good for a clock at this price. It's quite clear at low to med volume levels. Last but not Least , it's a Timex. A tryed and true name that I have had nothing but great products from through the years.. You just can't go wrong with this one.